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Habit Creep: The Gradual and Reasonable Way to Improve Yourself

There is a common phenomenon in the world of personal finance called “lifestyle creep.” It describes our tendency to buy bigger, better, and nicer …

You Will Almost Never Lose "All" Your Money Investing

When you talk about investing your money in stocks or related investments, a common doubt is “But you could lose all your money overnight!” This myth …

To Be Successful, Do Only What Matters

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone is obsessed with the habits of the wealthy these days. The great irony is, if successful people concerned themselves with that sort of nonsense they never would have made it big in the first place. Truth is, none of that stuff …

9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day

Your words are among your greatest tools. They're a window into your vision, your values and your abilities. So, whether you're running a giant organization or just trying to herd a group toward a certain outcome, there are messages you need to communicate constantly in order to lead …

Communicate

Negotiate Like a Boss: 6 Secrets From an Award-Winning Booth School Prof

Real business strategy from one of America's leading academics.<p>"Negotiation is the essential leadership skill for those creating a different future, and it is the ultimate exec skill for problem solving. Entrepreneurs do that every day," says Linda E. Ginzel, clinical professor of managerial …

1 Easy Tool to Help You Stay Focused and Motivated

Your success depends on your ability to keep yourself motivated.<p>According to Merriam-Webster, motivation is a force or influence that causes someone to do something. The question is, what motivates you? If you work for someone else, is it pressure from a boss? If you're in business for yourself, is …

The 4 Habits You Need to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful people in this world maintain and master good habits. They realize what they do on a daily basis and where they direct their energy deeply matters when it comes to reaching their goals.<p>The habits you have picked up …

The Woodsman Workout | The Art of Manliness

Last week, my family and I went on a much needed vacation to our adopted home of Montpelier, Vermont. Kate and I have been going there about once a …

Do You Want To Be A Millionaire?

<i>What separates self-made millionaires (including the super-rich) from those less financially successful? In a great many cases, the answer is “Millionaire Intelligence.”</i><p>There are quite a few ways to become a millionaire. Marrying money and inheritances are but two. However, to become a self-made …

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7 Things A Business Leader Must Understand About Customer Service

To provide successful leadership you need to serve your customers, and the employees who serve your customers, successfully. Here are seven elements of doing so; I’d put money on the likelihood that you’re overlooking some of them.<p><b>1. Consistently good customer service comes through systems, not</b> …

Creative Survival and $20

You know what I find impressive? Knowing how hard it is to make ends meet in Malawi, I’m amazed by the way my parents (and anyone else in their …

How to Build a Happier Brain

A neuropsychological approach to happiness, by meeting core needs (safety, satisfaction, and connection) and training neurons to overcome a negativity bias<p>There is a motif, in fiction and in life, of people having wonderful things happen to them, but still ending up unhappy. We can adapt to …

25 financial terms every functioning adult should know

If you don't speak personal finance, don't worry — we're here to help.<p>We know that managing your money can sometimes make you feel like you're learning a foreign language. So we compiled a handy glossary of must-know money terms that affect all aspects of your financial life.<p>Whether you're confused …

33 War Strategies That Will Help You Win In Business

You may not realize it, but every day you enter the office you step into a minefield of personal politics at a company facing fierce competitors.<p>In Robert Greene's "The 33 Strategies of War," the renowned author analyzes the tactics of history's greatest military leaders and presents their …

5 Min Workout Plank

How to Build Your Mental Toughness: 4 Exercises Inspired by War | The Art of Manliness

Jeremy Hall knew his mission was on the verge of going to pieces.<p>The year was 2003, and the Iraq War had just begun. Hall was a member of a secretive …

10 things rich people know that you don’t

As a financial adviser, I have occasionally found myself feeling envious of certain clients. Not because of their wealth — but because they were …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself

Everyone knows that leading a company is one of the toughest gigs around. Whether running a small business or a multi-national corporation, CEOs have …

Robots With Morals? The DoD is Spending $7.5 Million to Make it Happen

When President Barack Obama played soccer with Asimo — Honda’s humaniod robot — last month, even he had to admit walking and talking robots are “a little scary.”<p>Perhaps the Commander in Chief should hear about his Defense Department’s plan to develop robots that decide what is right and what is …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Career Tips | Advice & Resources

4 Crazy Conspiracies That Were Completely True

Usually conspiracy theories are fodder for mocking, but these four true conspiracies will make you question your own world!<p>Source: Wikipedia<p>True …

Conspiracies

How to be greedy when others are fearful

It’s fair to say that most investors today understand that the global economy runs in boom and bust cycles.<p>Lately, for example, it seems that …

40 Magnificent Quotes By The World’s Most Successful Billionaires

Enter the minds of 40 top Billionaires from around the world and learn how the top 1% are able to reach success and grow their bank accounts to the 9 …

Bill Gates

Change leader, change thyself

Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward.<p><b>Leo Tolstoy,</b> the Russian novelist, famously wrote, “Everyone …

Management

How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself)

Conventional wisdom says that assertive people get ahead. They tell people what they think, request the resources they need, ask for raises, and don’t take no for an answer. So what are non-assertive people supposed to do if their company’s culture rewards these actions? If you’re shy or reserved, …

Charles Duhigg: Change Bad Habits | The Art of Manliness

In this episode we talk to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg about his book <i>The Power of Habit.</i> <i>The Power of Habit</i> was our book of the …